Exemption From Licence Requirement
6. (1) A person may, without a licence to carry on that activity, transport Category I, II or III nuclear material within an area in which the material is required by section 7 to be processed, used or stored.
(2) For greater certainty, the exemption established in subsection (1) relates only to the activity specified in that subsection and does not derogate from the licence requirement imposed by section 26 of the Act in relation to other activities.
General Obligations Relating to Category I, II or III Nuclear Material
Areas for Processing, Use and Storage of Category I, II or III Nuclear Material
7. (1) Every licensee shall process, use and store Category I nuclear material in an inner area.
(2) Every licensee shall process, use and store Category II nuclear material in a protected area.
(3) Every licensee shall process, use and store Category III nuclear material in
(a) a protected area;
(b) an area that is under the direct visual surveillance of the licensee; or
(c) an area to which access is controlled by the licensee and that is designed and constructed to prevent persons from gaining unauthorized access to the Category III nuclear material by using hand-held tools.
- SOR/2006-191, s. 9.
Requirements Concerning Category III Nuclear Material
7.1 (1) Subject to subsection (2), if a licensee processes, uses or stores Category III nuclear material in an area referred to in paragraph 7(3)(c), the licensee shall ensure that the area is equipped with devices that
(a) detect any intrusion into it;
(b) detect any unauthorized removal of Category III nuclear material;
(c) detect any tampering that may cause any of the devices to malfunction or cease to function; and
(d) when an event referred to in paragraph (a), (b) or (c) is detected, set off a continuous alarm signal that is both audible and visible to a person in the service of the licensee or of an alarm monitoring service under contract to the licensee.
(2) A licensee need not comply with subsection (1) if it takes physical protection measures in respect of the area that provide the same level of protection as the devices referred to in that subsection.
- SOR/2006-191, s. 10.
Arrangements with Off-site Response Force
7.2 (1) Every licensee shall make or cause to be made written arrangements with an off-site response force that is capable of making an effective intervention at an area where Category III nuclear material is processed, used or stored.
(2) The arrangements shall include provisions for
(a) annual familiarization visits by members of the off-site response force to the area where the Category III nuclear material is processed, used or stored; and
(b) the joint development of a contingency plan by the licensee and the off-site response force to facilitate the force making an effective intervention.
(3) If a licensee does not have alarm monitoring capability, the alarm monitoring service under contract to the licensee shall notify the licensee and the off-site response force, immediately on receipt of an alarm signal from the area where the Category III nuclear material is processed, used or stored.
- SOR/2006-191, s. 10.
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